2014 Seafair Powwow will not be held this year
To: United Indians Community
From: UIATF Board and Staff
On behalf of the UIATF Board and staff, we regret to inform our United Indians community that the 2014 Seafair Powwow will not be held this year. After careful consideration of many factors we have determined that United Indians does not have the capacity or resources to host the event this year.
This past year we have been addressing our challenging financial situation and we have worked hard to stabilize our operations and their budgets. We still have to manage our cash flow carefully. Our staff capacity is about one half of what it was last year when we still had our Head Start Program. We feel that stretching our limited resources now could put the United Indians programs at risk again.
We express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the community members who stepped forward with a generous and positive offer to help with the organizing of the Powwow. Their passion for our culture and creativity are inspiring. Although we won’t be having the Powwow this year, we look forward to working on future events with these volunteers and other community members. We are hopeful that next year we will be in a stronger financial position to resume hosting this culturally important event for our community.
We have taken great pride in organizing our Seafair Powwow. It is truly our gift to the community. We take this responsibility seriously and we will soon begin planning for the 2015 Seafair Powwow. We hope to see many of you on the powwow highway.
The Board and Staff of United Indians Of All Tribes Foundation
Dear community members, sponsorship friends, friends, supporters, and staff with their gracious donations of time and energy, and the countless volunteers who always show up and magically make this event happen, & everyone in between. We at cannot ever thank you enough for the contributions you made to our annual Pow Wow. Many of you spent WEEKS of your time and energy, your commitment is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for making our 2011 Indians Day Pow Wow a huge success, From all of us at United Indians of All Tribes Foundation & its Pow Wow Committee